Scott Coker ‘leaning toward’ Phil Davis vs. Vadim Nemkov 2, but Ryan Bader and Corey Anderson on deck

Bellator President Scott Coker favors a rematch between Phil Davis and champ Vadim Nemkov for the next light heavyweight title fight, though he expects to make a final decision in the next few weeks. “I think that’s kind of the way we’re leaning toward,” Coker told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Also factoring in to Bellator’s […]

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Cory Sandhagen targets T.J. Dillashaw for No. 1 contender fight, no issues following ex-champ’s USADA suspension

Cory Sandhagen wasn’t going to turn down a title shot following his knockout over Marlon Moraes, but he’s not exactly shocked he didn’t get one. After ending his fight against Moraes with a highlight-reel spinning heel kick, Sandhagen immediately rocketed to the top of the bantamweight rankings. But ultimately, the next title shot went to […]

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Deiveson Figueiredo reacts to Cody Garbrandt’s withdrawal, sees ‘no danger’ in ‘slow’ Alex Perez

Deiveson Figueiredo won’t underestimate any challenger that steps into the octagon with him. That said, the UFC flyweight champion doesn’t seem to think Alex Perez will bring any danger to the table at UFC 255. Perez agreed to replace injured Cody Garbrandt and face 125-pound titleholder “Deus da Guerra” at the Las Vegas pay-per-view event […]

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XFC president Myron Molotky aims to provide ‘vicious’ alternative starting with relaunch at XFC 43

On Wednesday night, Xtreme Fighting Championships returns with its first event in nearly five years – and with a lot of changes. XFC 43 takes place at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Ga., and airs on NBC Sports. The event features the opening rounds of the promotion’s lightweight and welterweight tournaments, as well as a bantamweight […]

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The A-Side Live Chat: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2, Glover Teixeira, Bellator 252, UFC Vegas 14, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat. For this episode, José Youngs, Guilherme Cruz, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the hottest topics in mixed martial arts. Some POSSIBLE topics include Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor’s rematch at UFC 257, Glover Teixeira’s future following his win over Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13, and […]

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